One of the most common thing said about trying to eat healthy is how expensive it is. Since I have become a vegetarian I have found this to be true, but there are ways to combat that expensive of good grub.

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First, now you're stores sales. This has made one heck of a difference for me. I get the sales papers any way for all the local grocery stores. I take note of what is on sale, and I build my grocery list around that.

Second, don't buy your other groceries like detergent and toiletries at the same store. Go to a discount store to those specific things.

Third, know what fruits and veggies are in season and what isn't. This will change the price range on specific fruits and veggies. According to Reader's Digest,  the “seasons” for various fruits and veggies vary slightly, depending on where you live in the U.S. In general, these are the best months to buy the healthiest produce:

 Spring:

  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Pineapples
  • Mushrooms
  • Brocoli
  • Avacados
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Apples

Summer: 

  • Watermelon
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Rasberries
  • Peaches
  • Mangos
  • Kiwi
  • Eggplant
  • Bell Peppers
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Plums
  • Carrots
  • Avacados

Fall:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Pineapples
  • Mangos
  • Grapes
  • Rasberries
  • Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots

Winter:

  • Kale
  • Sweet Potato
  • Potato
  • Carrots
  • Pineapples
  • Avacados
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Oranges